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What are SPACs? Just the facts
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Many view SPACs as the new craze, but investors need to know what they’re getting into.

They have celebrity status now, but many investors aren’t clear about what a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) stock actually is. In simple terms, it’s a stock you can buy that doesn’t have an underlying business. And despite their notoriety, it’s hard to be certain if they offer meaningful value, are just another risky fad, or are 300-year-old history repeating itself.

Read this article now to get a better understanding of how SPACs work, as well as the potential upsides and risks. Topics discussed include:

  • How an SPAC compares to a traditional IPO
  • Why it’s often a case of: pay now, find out later
  • The most favorable aspect of SPACs
  • The unpleasant secret of SPACs
  • And more… 

Make sure you know the ins and outs of SPACs so you and your clients can make the right decision when it comes to whether or not to invest.


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